On February 23, 1685, George Frideric Handel was born. Handel was one of the great composers of the Baroque era, particularly noted for his operas and oratorios. His oratorio Messiah has become a standard part of the Christmas season, with annual performances in many large cities.
In 1982, writer Anne Herbert put a more positive spin on the expression "random acts of violence and senseless acts of cruelty," arguing that we should instead practice "random kindness and senseless acts of beauty." Today, her sentiment is most commonly expressed as "random acts of kindness," and Feb
On February 5, 1745, John Jeffries was born. Jeffries was one of the first systematic observers of weather in the American colonies, making daily measurements of the Boston weather beginning in 1774. In his honor, his birthday is celebrated as National Weatherperson's Day.